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Old 21-08-2010, 09:03   #1
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Challenge: Summer Circumnavigation

Hi Folks:

I've got six years of high school left. Not for me but for the kids. When they were both in grammar school we could take them out of school for a week or two and it didn't matter b/c we could catch them up or do the work they missed in school while on the boat. In high school this becomes harder. I live in California so the cruising is pretty good but not great. In other words I would rather cruise Mexico in the winter then So Cal in the summer. But this idea jumped into my head what about a summer time circumnavigation. Sail the boat somewhere as the kids get out of school and then leave it there while they are in school and then come back the next summer. This plan would also work well for school teachers. I'm not sure it is possible but thought if we all worked on it maybe there is a way to do it. It wouldn't be as good as a nice ten year circle but at least it would get me started.

So here is what I've come up with off the top of my head:

West Coast to Hawaii in June of summer one. Then take the boat to the line Islands and thru to French Polynesia in summer two. Well I'm going to start digging into Jimmy Cornell's book and see how to avoid hurricanes and where I would feel comfortable leaving my boat. I had got as far as Singapore before I decided to right this down and to challenge the forum members to come up with a plan.
Fair Winds,


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